Selecting a therapist is a very personal decision. For some individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, it can be essential to work with a therapist who “gets it” and is 100% affirming. Amy has over ten years of clinical experience working with LGBTQIA+ people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. Because she’s aware of many of the nuances related to sexual orientation and gender identity, clients can “dive right in” to therapy without needing to overly explain or educate.
While Amy is knowledgeable about and experienced in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, she is a firm believer that each individual is beautifully unique in how he/she/they identify, view the world, and approach relationships. Because of this belief, Amy tailors her approach to each client and she brings a spirit of collaboration, respect and empowerment.
For the past four years, Amy has served as a staff psychologist and LGBTQ liaison at California State University Northridge. In this role, she provides individual therapy and facilitates LGBTQ support groups. Amy has presented on issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ communities at both professional conferences and numerous campus events. She also regularly attends trainings herself so as to stay current in her knowledge and practice. Earlier in her career, she completed a year of intensive training at one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ organizations, Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago, Illinois.